First Trimester

Pregnancy Calendar: Week 13

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As the first trimester comes to a close, your baby’s about the size of peach (almost three inches long) and probably weighs about an ounce.

Fingerprints have formed on your baby’s tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head.

Tiny bones in her arms and legs are beginning to form, and the intestines are beginning to make its way from the umbilical cord to the abdomen. You’ll be happy to know that the vocal cords are well under construction.

Common Symptoms

You may start to notice leukorrhea, a thin, mild-smelling milky vaginal discharge that protects the birth canal from infection and keeps the bacteria in your vagina in a healthy balance. This harmless discharge is likely to increase in the coming weeks, so keep plenty of panty liners in stock.

  • Visible veins on body
  • Occasional faintness or dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Food cravings and aversions
  • Breast tenderness and changes
  • Decreasing fatigue

To-Do List

  • Channel newfound energy into your workout routine.
  • Indulge in small portions of the junk foods you crave.
  • Unwind with some new music or a new book.

Makchic Fun Tip!

Did you know they make maternity Spanx? Power Mama provides under-tummy and lower-back support while eliminating VPL.

Image: Essential Baby